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Oct 19, 2011

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus Gets Official: Android 4.0, 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED Display

Wait no more. Google and Samsung have just made the long-awaited Galaxy Nexus. Those with bantam hands need not apply, as this 4.65-inch behemoth is bound to bring back talk of Sidetalkin'. Naturally, Ice Cream Sandwich is onboard, with Google finally revealing the version number as 4.0. Other specs include an HD Super AMOLED display (1,280 x 720), a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel rear camera (with LED flash), a 1.3 megapixel front-facing cam, 1080p video recording and playback, a newfangled panorama mode, a 3.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth 3.0. You'll also find USB 2.0, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, an embedded NFC module, accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity sensor and even a barometer -- yeah, a barometer. Finishing things out, there's 1GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of internal storage space and a 1,750mAh battery. As for radios? There's an HSPA+ model on tap, while an LTE version will "be available depending on region."

Focusing on Ice Cream Sandwich for a tick, Android 4.0 will bring "an entirely new look and feel to Android," boasting a redesigned user interface, bolstered multitasking / notifications, full-on NFC support and a new People app, which enables users to browse friends, family and coworkers' photos whilst peeking their status updates from Google+. ICS also introduces Face Unlock, which taps into facial recognition protocols in order to unlock your handset. And then there's Android Beam, an NFC-based technology that allows you to "quickly share webpages, apps and YouTube videos by simply tapping two phones together." According to Goog, the "lock screen, home screen, phone app and everything in between has been rethought and redesigned," and this is quite the beastly phone to launch with.
 
 

6 comments:

Max Silver said...

Looks sexy!

YeamieWaffles said...

Seems good. I'm not sure how well equipped this bad boy is to compete against the iPhone 4S but it's good to see Google continue to fight!

MRanthrope said...

Samsung domination! love it.

Atley said...

So mad! I JUST bought my BRAND NEW Droid Charge. Now its not just out of date, but it's LAME in comparison. It's really a love hate relationship with the technology .

Orang3 said...

yay! I wanna!

Legitcheater said...

Yeah, you buy something nowadays and after 2 months it's outdated. I still walk around with my Samsung Star (The 1st gen without wifi) And now I can get an iPhone 3g for the same price.